Progressive Prevails In Recount

11/23/10 6:06AM

A Progressive Party lawmaker will return to the Vermont House after a judge rejected a challenge to a recount that showed her winning.

A recount Friday confirmed earlier election results showing Rep. Susan Hatch Davis ahead of Republican challenger Rodney Graham, of Williamstown, by four votes. Republicans challenged that recount result. But an Orange County Superior Court judge rejected that challenge.

Meanwhile, a judge in Windsor County will review one disputed ballot today in a currently-deadlocked House race. Republican Rep. David Ainsworth and Democratic challenger Sarah Buxton each have 880 votes.

Judge Katherine Hayes is expected to rule whether the one disputed ballot is valid, and which candidate gets the vote.

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